KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Chiefs star Travis Kelce said he is seriously considering retirement due to pain and discomfort from injuries and surgeries related to violent play.
Kelce spoke candidly about his football career with J.R. Mehringer on the cover of the December/January issue of WSJ Magazine. The 34-year-old NFL legend said he thought about leaving the field “more than anyone could have imagined.”
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Kelsey began dating Taylor Swift in September, and many have misunderstood his retirement plans as a consequence of dating the biggest pop star. However, the reasons are completely different.
Kelsey said little about the effects of his injuries and surgeries.
According to him, the pain from those operations still has not gone away. “That’s the one thing I’ve never talked about openly: discomfort. Pain,” the NFL star said. “The lingering injuries, the 10 surgeries I had, I still feel every surgery.”
Travis Kelce has undergone ten surgeries in recent years (Getty Images)
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One of the best tight ends in NFL history. The two-time Super Bowl champion has been with the Kansas City Chiefs since 2013 and played for the University of Cincinnati from 2008 to 2012.
Travis Kelce Injuries and Surgeries
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Despite setting numerous records during his NFL career, Kelce endured numerous injuries and nearly a dozen surgeries that ultimately took a toll on his body.
According to the DRAFT SHARKS website, much of his body has been injured over the years, including his abdomen, due to a sports hernia, knee cartilage injuries, rib cartilage injuries to his chest, and an ankle sprain. hip and neck.
Kelce has also suffered from concussions twice in his career in 2017 and 2018 against the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans, respectively.
His most recent injury was a lower ankle sprain in the Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
During his ten-year career, Kelsey said he has had ten surgeries. The first was sports hernia surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery in 2013. He also underwent surgery for shoulder injuries.
NFL fans joked about Travis Kelce’s romance with Taylor Swift as the reason for his retirement from the sport
Fans know full well what a legend Kelsey is. However, many joked about how Kelce had begun to consider retiring from the sport, refuting his comments in June that he wasn’t considering retirement.
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce started dating in September (Gotham/GC Images)
One user said: “Taylor Swift was just Yoko Ono on the Chiefs.”
Taylor Swift is just Yoko Ono from the Chiefs.
— The Teal Mustang (@TheTealMustang) November 20, 2023
Another user wrote: “@taylorswift13 will forever be the Yoko Ono to @Chiefs fans.”
@taylorswift13 will forever be the Yoko Ono to @Chiefs fans.
— Rug Burns (@burns_rug) November 20, 2023
Another said: “Once he starts dating Taylor he’ll want to retire.”
Once he starts dating Taylor, he’ll want to retire.
– Sports Hub (@sports_hub_1) November 20, 2023
“Taylor Swift is already trying to convince Guy to quit football,” said a third user.
Taylor Swift is already persuading Guy to quit football
— drone (@dronerogan) November 20, 2023
A fourth user jokingly stated, “Translation: Bro is happy in his relationship.”
Translation: Bro is happy in his relationship.
— Muhammad Hassan (@mhassan_32) November 21, 2023
“That was Swift’s exit from the league,” joked a fifth user.
it was Swift’s exit from the league
— n8 (@loveandnate) November 21, 2023
While some users poked fun at Kelsey’s newfound romance with Swift, other fans noted that he may be making a wise decision given his age.
One user stated: “He’s 34, it makes sense that most star athletes start regressing around this point or even earlier.”
34 This makes sense: most star athletes begin to regress around this point or even earlier.
— Flo (@whereisFloe) November 21, 2023
“I think him and his brother go out together, Jason Kelce said the injuries are taking a toll,” another user noted.
I think he and his brother are on the field together, Jason Kelce said the injuries are taking a toll as well.
— Chris (8-1 Eagles) (@Mob_Reset) November 20, 2023
“What I mean is that the expected physical activity starts to show up in the mid-30s. He suffered fewer injuries during the gronking, but still had some injuries. Honestly, I’m surprised it’s still so good,” a third user wrote.
What I mean by this is that expected physical activity starts to show up in your mid 30s. He suffered fewer injuries during gronking, but still had some injuries. Honestly, I’m surprised it’s still as good as it is.
— Slimemdown🤑💰 (@26Reddot) November 21, 2023
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